Paragon Adventure Park
Located in Hazleton PA,
Paragon is fast becoming one of the best, well known ORV parks in
the east. Every year that we return to Paragon,
the trails are better, and increasingly challenging as
the park expands its trails and builds a more permanent
A small group of us decided to
take a day and put together a small group of vehicles to
take a self guide tour of the park and go where we
wanted to go, do what we wanted to do, without the
pressures of following a larger group. Paragon's
rules require a minimum of 3 vehicles to tour the park
without a hired guide. They actually say that Paragon Adventure Park can no longer allow groups to roam free without a trained trail
guide, however they allow this "rule" to be
bent by require at least one member of the group who is
considered the group leader to watch a short video that
details safety, guide training, covers the basic trail system, gives basic guide
skills and safety protocols. It's actually quite
interesting and can be very helpful for beginners in
understanding offroad driving techniques and recovery.
All participants are required to sign a liability waiver
for legal purposes and there is a new minor (under age
18) rule requiring all minors to bring a notarized
waiver with them when they arrive to the park. Be
aware that there is no exception to this rule. A notarized waiver is needed even if the parent/legal guardian accompanies the minor.
So if you arrive at the park with minors in tow and you
don't have a notarized waiver with you, you won't be
admitted to the park.
If you are someone who has been to
Paragon and has returned year after year, your probably
aware of the rules and regulations of the park.
For more info check out their web site www.paragonap.com
The Following pages are
from our chilly, over-cast spring day trip to
Paragon. The group of three in our Jeeps, two Jeep
CJ-7s and a CJ-5 all played hooky on a Friday and hit
the trails for a little Rock Crawling and trail riding
through Paragons off-road park.
This report is still
being put together but in the meantime, enjoy the pictures
from this day of offroading!
Paragon Adventure Park offers off-road adventures for ATVs, off-road motorbikes, SUVs, 4x4s, and mountain bikes.
Paragon's location and Contact
598 Oak Ridge Road
Hazleton, Pennsylvania 18202
Ph: (570) 384-0550
Spring hours of Thursday, Friday, Monday
- 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday and Sunday - 8 AM to 6 PM (CLOSED Tuesday & Wednesday)
Our day trip on the trails started off
with a short side trail called Foundations, named after
several very old stone foundations of structures built
long ago that you'll find throughout this trail.
Foundations is a trail that rates at a Green 2 and is
easy enough for stock vehicles to navigate. Back
up onto the main access road and across Staging Area 1,
we headed towards Whompum.